Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Blog Award for 5 of my Friends!

To pick up the Circle of Friends Blog Award:
Cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog.
Nominate at least 5 other bloggers you feel have become part of your circle of friends.
Link to your nominees within your blog post.
Include these instructions on how to pick up the award in your blog post.
Link back to the person who gave you the award in your blog post, to show your appreciation.
Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award.
Here are 5 people I have met through blogging that have become a part of my circle of friends.

She's creative and funny and has a wonderful spirit!

She is crafty like non other and is awe inspiring!
She is funny . . . funny . . . funny . . . Did I mention she was funny?!
She's passionate and caring and all around wonderful!

She is organized and knows how to through a great party! I am amazed at her creativity and ability to keep things moving admits her busy life!


She is another beautiful spirit who creates awesome art and always has a smile on her face! She works hard and cares about her kiddos deeply! {I know this isn't a link to her blog . . . but she's deeply private!!}

Thanks ladies for your friendship and inspiration!
You all amaze me!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Studio 101 has a new DT and . . .

I get to be a part of it!! Yahoo!! I'm so excited . . .I love being a part of challenge DT's . . . they always push me out of my comfort zone and really get me to think about my layouts!! Please, please, please . . . come one over and join us . . . you're in for a real treat!!

Visit The Studio

Thursday, July 23, 2009

52 Sketches . . . 52 Weeks

This is a layout that I completed this morning for 52 Sketches 52 Weeks. The products that I used were fairly old . . . a scrap of American Crafts, some Grayson Hall by Collage Press, Jenny Bowling journaling block, Thickers, bling, Tim Holtz distress inks, some bling, and a sharpie!

So, I stumbled upon this totally great site called 52 Sketches . . . 52 Weeks! It's so great! The sketches are amazing!! The layout above is sketch number 29 . . . I may have to go back through and do all the rest!

Yesterday it was a squelching 103degrees and today is not looking like it's going to be any cooler!! I'm bummed because I have to run over to Costco and then drop some stuff off at Goodwill . . . better get in gear before the girls and I get caught up in the HEAT!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Join us for Croppin' Paradise's Queen of Paradise Challenge . . .

We are going to have so much fun over at http://www.CroppinParadise.com!! Come join us as we host our Queen of Paradise Survivor Style Challenge!! Here's the deets...hope to see you over on the board!

You are suddenly stranded on a beautiful island paradise when your scrapping vacation cruise ship sinks unexpectedly…

you may not have saved your clothes,
but you managed to save your scrap supplies!

You decide you love it in Paradise and never want to leave… but there is a tribe of natives who would rather you go. They become intrigued by your luxurious pattern papers and your guillotine style paper trimmers and decide that ONE member of your cruiseship party may stay and become their Queen…

Come join us at Croppin Paradise for our annual summer scrapping survivor-style challenge! There will be 4 big winners, including one Queen of Paradise! Scrap your way through our challenges, win immunity, risk being voted off the island, make some new friends and maybe even win the crown!

Become a member and sign up here:

Monday, July 13, 2009

JuJu Bee's Scrapbook Corner Results . . .

Well, I unfortunately didn't make it on the Design Team for this fun, new site. I'm kinda bummed, but the good news is that I get to their first Guest Designer!! That's pretty great news I though!! Yahoo!! I can't wait!! Amy said that I was in her Top 10 out of 200+ tryouts, which is pretty incredible I think! I'll keep you updated . . . and while you're waiting why not check the site out:
http://jujubeesscrapbookcorner.blogspot.com/ !! This connects you to the blog, the forum, and the store!! Hope to see you there . . .

The Studio July 1 Challenge

The Studio is a challenge site that I'm trying out for and the first challenge was this:

Create a layout using supplies you’ve had in your collection for at least 6 months. (If you haven’t been scrapping that long, you’re excused this part!) Your layout should include 2 things: something pleated and the title must also be the title of a rock song.

Below is the page that I created!! It was so much fun! First off, I love this picture of Sophia! I'm not sure why, it just speaks to me!! Hee hee!! The funnest part of the layout was creating the pleated "ribbon". It's actually just a strip of patterned paper that I folded, distressed, and then hand stitched to the paper. I think it turned out quite nicely!!

If you're looking for a fun challenge, hop on over:
. . .besides the fun challenge, they are also offering up the new BG Lemonade Collection!! How awesome is that?! They had me at Lemonade!!
Hope to see you there!
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Friday, July 10, 2009

Win $1,000 at TheCuttlebugSpot.com!

I have just discovered that The Cuttlebug Spot is having a contest - "The Journey to 1,000"! They are trying to reach 1,000 followers by the end of July and need your help. To enter all you have to do is go to their site, sign up as follower and complete a few easy steps and you could win a $1,000 gift certificate to Custom Crops (www.CustomCrops.com)! GO NOW and check it out at www.TheCuttlebugSpot.com